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Surviving Desire

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One of Hal Hartley's earliest efforts, Surviving Desire, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a pair of Hartley directed shorts, filmographies, and weblinks. This is a great disc for Hartley fans, but there is little here that will entice the average DVD consumer. Those with an interest in independent film should ...
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One of Hal Hartley's earliest efforts, Surviving Desire, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a pair of Hartley directed shorts, filmographies, and weblinks. This is a great disc for Hartley fans, but there is little here that will entice the average DVD consumer. Those with an interest in independent film should certainly give this disc a look.
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Special Features

Digitally remastered; 5.1 sound; 2 bonus shorts ("Theory of Achievement" and "Ambition"); Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Weblinks
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Hal Hartley's short, sharp rumination on love, sex, and Dostoyevsky -- originally produced for public television -- ranks with his best work and still serves as perhaps the best introduction to the iconoclastic writer/director's unique, often intentionally stilted aesthetic. A good deal of the credit goes to Hartley's longtime leading man -- some might say his Jimmy Stewart -- the lanky, hangdog Martin Donovan. Donovan's gifts for deadpan comedy and interpreting Hartley's dense, encyclopedic dialogue are in full evidence here, so much so that -- as is often the case with micro-budgeted independent features -- some of the more unprofessional cast members pale beside him. Though co-star Mary Ward makes a fetchingly oblique, pixie-ish object of affection, she doesn't quite have the chops to make Hartley's lines sing the way his former naif/muse Adrienne Shelly could. (To be fair to Ward, the director has conceived her Sofia character as a somewhat embittered lost cause.) Still, Surviving Desire is almost delirious with invention: A clandestined first kiss between Donovan and Ward gives way to a silent, impromptu dance sequence that's like a cross between Jacques Demy and Mark Morris. Imminently quotable, stylistically audacious, and occasionally preposterous, Surviving Desire and its follow-up, Simple Men (1992), closed the chapter on Hartley's fascination with suburban New York romance before moving on to more ambitious fare such as Amateur and Henry Fool.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2002
  • UPC: 720917532127
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Donovan Jude
Mary Ward Sofie
Rebecca Nelson
Matt Malloy Henry
Merritt Nelson Katie
John A. MacKay
Gary Sauer
Patricia Sullivan
David Troup
Technical Credits
Hal Hartley Director, Score Composer, Editor, Screenwriter
Jerome Brownstein Executive Producer, Producer
Steve Hamilton Editor
Ted Hope Producer
Steve Rosenzweig Production Designer
Michael Spiller Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Safe Passage? [:08]
2. Help Someone [9:19]
3. First Steps [5:31]
4. Friendly Advice [5:16]
5. Faith and Understanding [5:03]
6. Moment of Truth [5:38]
7. Crazy in Love [3:41]
8. Love Does Not Discriminate [3:14]
9. Acknowlegement [5:16]
10. Final Words [5:52]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Film
   Scene Access
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Dolby Digital Stereo
   Special Features
      Selected Filmographies
         Hal Hartley
         Martin Donovan
         Mary Ward
         Matt Malloy
         Rebecca Nelson
      Bonus Shorts
         Theory of Achievement
         Ambition
      The Book of Life by Hal Hartley
      Weblinks
   DVD Production Credits
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